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HR Wallingford provides world-leading analysis, advice and support in engineering and environmental hydraulics and in the management of water and the water environment. Our open programme of events covers a wide range of topical subjects in this area.

Our open programme of events has been specifically designed to suit all levels and includes foundation, intermediate and advanced courses. All our training courses are led by our expert staff, many of whom are international authorities in their field and act as visiting professors and lecturers to Universities located in the UK and beyond.

Here you'll find information about our programme of seminars, workshops, courses and conferences. For more information on any of the events on our open programme, simply click on an event title. If you would like to discuss an event tailored to your specific requirements, contact training@hrwallingford.com.

Upcoming events

River capacity and the influence on vegetation and habitat management

Intermediate level

River capacity and the influence on vegetation and habitat management

Wednesday 5 November 2014
Wallingford, UK

The course will provide an overview of how to estimate the capacity of rivers. It will focus on the use of a free-available tool, the Conveyance Estimation System (CES) designed to solve simple types of assessments.

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Introduction to risk assessment for reservoir safety

Foundation level

Introduction to risk assessment for reservoir safety

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Wallingford, UK

The introduction to reservoir risk assessment course is aimed at engineers, owners, undertakers and managers of reservoirs. Ensuring acceptable performance and managing risk from reservoirs and dams in the short to longer term while avoiding unnecessary expenditure on physical interventions is a considerable challenge. The wide variety of dam types and forms, together with the physical settings in which they are located, further complicates the task. Even with this complexity, however, the concepts of ‘risk’ and ‘performance’ explained on this one day course will provide a useful basis on which dam managers and engineers can build their understanding.

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Dam breach modelling

Foundation level

Dam breach modelling

Wednesday 12 November 2014
Wallingford, UK

Dam breach flood events are usually low probability but high consequence events with potentially high fatality and economic damage figures. Dam breach floods are very different in nature to fluvial, coastal or groundwater flooding and the complex soil erosion and hydraulics involved in development of a dam breach can have a significant effect on the destructive properties of a dam breach flood.

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Dams and reservoirs. An overview of sedimentation problems

Foundation level

Dams and reservoirs. An overview of sedimentation problems

Date to be confirmed
Wallingford, UK

This course will provide an overview of sedimentation issues in reservoirs and how to quantify them.

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Design of culverts

Intermediate level

Design of culverts

Tuesday 18 November 2014
Wallingford, UK

The purpose of this course is to provide information to practising engineers and planners on the hydraulic design of culverts. The course is intended for those with an understanding of basic hydrological and hydraulic methods who wish to improve their knowledge.

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River scour and protection works

Foundation level

River scour and protection works

Wednesday 19 November 2014
Wallingford, UK

This course will provide an overview of the different types of scour, how to estimate them and different type of protection works.

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Evacuation and loss of life analysis for floods

Intermediate level

Evacuation and loss of life analysis for floods

Thursday 5 March 2015
Wallingford, UK

This course will introduce the different types of methods and models to estimate the loss of life and the evacuation times for flood events in order to improve emergency planning. These range from simple empirical methods to sophisticated agent-based models where the behaviour of each individual and their interaction with the flood hazard is explicitly represented.

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Adaptive water resources management and allocation

Adaptive water resources management and allocation

Date to be confirmed
Wallingford, UK

This three-day course covers a number of fundamental topics which need to be addressed when managing the water resources in river basins in an integrated approach. This includes understanding the data requirements, collection and how that can be converted to information to create water allocation and management plans.

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Introduction to coastal engineering

Foundation level

Introduction to coastal engineering

Date to be confirmed
Wallingford, UK

This course will introduce some of the methods used in designing and planning coastal engineering or management schemes. The very substantial risks of coastal flooding and erosion, not only in the UK but also overseas, will increase as existing man-made defences such as flood embankments and seawalls deteriorate and as global warming increases sea level rise. Changes in winds and tidal surges may add to these risks. At the same time, there are constraints on public spending and a growing awareness of the need to preserve the natural coastal environment and to ensure that its management is sustainable.

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Exposed jetties, piers and dolphins course

Advanced level

Exposed jetties, piers and dolphins course

Date to be confirmed
Howbery Park, Wallingford, UK

This course is primarily focused on the prediction of wave forces on the upper parts of piers, elevated jetties, and similar types of suspended decks over water. Any wave loads on elevated beams and decks can be particularly destructive as most such structures were originally designed to be elevated above wave crests. With future sea levels projected to rise by around 1m, many existing structures may encounter wave loads in future for which they were not designed.

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Concepts in river modelling for flood risk management

Intermediate level

Concepts in river modelling for flood risk management

Date to be confirmed
Wallingford, UK

This course is aimed at practitioners and staff responsible for formulating and reviewing hydraulic models. It will provide best practice guidance on the standards that should be used when carrying out computer modelling of watercourses for flood risk management purposes (e.g. Flood Risk Assessments and new flood mitigation measures). A number of UK-focused case studies and exercises will illustrate some of the "dos and don'ts" of river modelling for flood risk management.

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Floods and water courses coming soon

Floods and water courses coming soon

Dates to be confirmed
Wallingford, UK

Course descriptions will be available soon for the following:

  • Asset management of raised defences
  • Management of underground assets
  • Probabilistic modelling
  • Flood Risk modelling
  • Spatial data management and analysis methods for flood hazard and risk modelling
  • Scheme Appraisal and Optimisation Techniques
  • CES
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    Coastal and maritime courses coming soon

    Coastal and maritime courses coming soon

    Dates to be confirmed
    Wallingford, UK

    Course descriptions will be available soon for the following:

  • Performance Design of Breakwaters
  • Design of Breakwaters
  • Assessment of extreme water level and wave conditions at the coast
  • Joint Probability
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